Roundup in Istanbul Chess Olympiad

Bosphorus magic

The Hindu

On its shores sits Istanbul, with its 11-million-and-counting inhabitants lucky enough to glimpse the river on their way to work, on their return from work, on their Sunday impromptu picnics in the riverside parks, on their evening strolls, from atop

Take a Clean Break in Istanbul
Wall Street Journal
For a long time, Istanbul has also offered a distinctive type of sanctuary from all that overstimulation: the Turkish bathhouse, or hammam. When much of Europe was still emerging from the Dark Ages, the sophisticated Ottomans were transforming the

2012 Chess Olympiad Istanbul: Round three

Chessbase News

… from August 27 to September 10th, 2012. A record of 158 national chess federations have brought teams to Istanbul to participate in this prestigious event, which is being staged in the WOW Hotel and Convention Center, just minutes away from the

Chess Olympiad: Indian men beat Slovenia, women top Armenia
Zee News
Istanbul: Grandmasters P Harikrihsna and Abhijeet Gupta played in copy book style to give Indian men their third victory in a row in the 40th Chess Olympiad here. Harikrishna defeated former world championship candidate Alexander Beliavsky, while Gupta

Pakistan men bounce back in Istanbul Chess Olympiad
Business Recorder
ISTANBUL: Pakistan men team bounced back on the second day of Open event of 40th World Chess Olympiad with an impressive 3-1 victory over Mauritania in the second round at Expo Centre Hall here on Wednesday evening. Pakistan which went down to

Chess and Education conference took place in Istanbul | Chessdom

By Goran

Chess and Education conference took place in Istanbul. Aug 30, 2012. A very important conference ?Chess and Education? organized by the TCF and FIDE took place in Polat Renaissanse hotel inIstanbul on the 30th of August. This initiative

Armenian News – Armenian women’s team loses to India at Istanbul …

By Contributor

Armenia News, Features & Commentary – Elina Danielian, Lilit Mkrtchyan and Maria Kursova tied games, with Lilit Galoyan suffering the only defeat.

Russian team hoping for improved performance at Istanbul Olympiad

The Guardian

Polgar’s opening game in Istanbul did not disappoint. White was level for a while, but the master from Kyrgyzstan got the bad idea of attacking by 18 Qh4? 20 g4 and 24 g5? after which he was crushed by Polgar’s central knights and rampant queen.

Chess Olympiad: Indian men let United States off the hook


ISTANBUL, Turkey: Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran slipped in the final stages as India settled for a draw despite being at the threshold of victory against the USA in the fourth round of the 40th Chess Olympiad here.

Pakistan go down fighting against Australia in Chess Olympiad
Business Recorder (blog)
ISTANBUL: Pakistan went down fighting against a strong Australian team by 2.5 to 1.5 points in the 4th round of 40th Istanbul World Chess Olympiad at Expo Centre Hall here on Friday evening. Pakistan team spearheaded by International Master Mahmood

Nation Shining At World Chess Olympiad

Uganda’s chess team bagged two more victories at the 40th World Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey on Thursday. The ladies team whipped Fiji 4-0 to register their first victory after two straight defeats. Meanwhile, Uganda men’s team got their second

Russia triumphs over Hungary at Istanbul Chess Olympiad : Voice of …

Russia has triumphed over Hungary 2.5-1.5 in a match played at this year’s Istanbul Chess Olympiad. In the closing game, its Alexander Grishchuk defeated Hungary’s Zoltan Almasi. Crishchuk’s victory became Russia’s fifth in Istanbul.

Russian team hoping for improved performance at Istanbul Olympiad

The top-seeded team have failed to win a gold medal since 2002, a situation that would have been unthinkable during the 1980s.

40th Chess Olympiad Istanbul Round 3 2012 | The Week in Chess

Mark Crowther – Friday 31st August 2012. The 40th Chess Olympiad Istanbul Round 3 started at 1pm local time on Thursday 30th August. Live Video – Pairings

Armenia Leads Chess Olympiad Standings after Round 5

Armenian Weekly

ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)?Armenia defeated Ukraine 2.5-1.5 in the 5th round of the Chess Olympiad currently underway in Istanbul to climb to the top of the standings with 10 points. Russia is second also with 10 points but inferior tie-break. AKA 3104

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